What Your Food Cravings Are Telling You

Your food cravings have a hidden agenda, and all that mindless munching may be telling you something about the emotions you are (literally) stuffing. Most of the time, food cravings are tied solely to emotional stressors, but they can also indicate a true physical...
The Easiest Sangria Cocktail for Weight Loss

The Easiest Sangria Cocktail for Weight Loss

Who said you can’t enjoy alcoholic beverages without guilt? Not me. Especially when we’re talking about a refreshing, festive beverage like summer sangria. I used to work as a young chef in Spain. There, Sangria was the new wine. The country gets so hot in the summer...

8 Secrets of Amazing Food Presentation

If you’ve been following me through my emails and here at Earlytorise.com, you’re probably already cooking lots of delicious food. But how do you make it look as amazing as it tastes? The truth is, we “eat with our eyes first.” Sure, food has to taste good. But it...
Work Exercises (Deskercises!)

Work Exercises (Deskercises!)

You’re plunking away at your computer, minding your own business when you’re interrupted by the sound of heavy breathing and, yes, that IS grunting from the cubicle next door! Curiosity piqued, you slowly sneak a peek over the top of the dividers to find… Your...
Why Taylor Swift Hates Cardio

Why Taylor Swift Hates Cardio

Ha, have you seen this video? Taylor Swift does a cardio wipeout. It’s one of the reasons she hates cardio, in addition to it being super boring.  Other reasons to avoid cardio: It doesn’t work for fat loss. It wastes your time. It hurts your joints. In fact, I wrote...
1-minute workout (BS or truth?)

1-minute workout (BS or truth?)

1999 was the best year of my life. In my early 20’s, I was finishing my Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology at McMaster University, in Hamilton, an hour drive from the big city of Toronto. Each morning I’d take subjects through muscle-building workouts for a big...